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2022 Annual Open/Switch Enrollment & Wellness Fair - Your Benefits Connected!

The most important connection we can make for our well-being is the one we make with ourselves. This year, connect with APS Benefits & Wellness! Engage in health plan webinars and the APS Employee Wellness Fair.

You Benefits Connected

Open/Switch Enrollment is Wednesday, Oct. 5 to Wednesday, Oct. 19.

All benefit-eligible employees will have an opportunity to review, enroll, or switch benefit selections online during this time. Benefit selections made during Open/Switch Enrollment will be effective on January 1, 2023.

Important Note About True Health New Mexico (THNM) Coverage:

Due to THNM exiting the New Mexico marketplace, APS will no longer offer THNM for employees beginning January 1, 2023. All employees and dependents have complete coverage through December 31, 2022. If you currently have THNM, you must go through the open enrollment process and choose another medical/insurance plan option for benefits starting Jan. 1, 2023. If you do not, you will not have APS medical benefits starting January 1, 2023.

About Medical Premiums

Your 2023 medical benefit plans have slight premium increases. Dental and vision premiums remain the same. Medical and non-medical premium payroll deduction information is available on the APS benefits website. (The premium is the amount withheld from your paycheck twice a month.)

Medical plan options include Blue Cross Blue Shield, Presbyterian Health Plan, and Cigna. A comparison grid is available for you to review co-pays, deductibles, and out-of-pocket maximums. You can also compare premium payroll deductions between the three plans.  

APS Employee Wellness Calendar

APS Employee Wellness events and Open Enrollment Webinar information are on the calendar below. Benefit enrollment information sessions are Tuesday, Sept. 27-Friday, Sept. 30, and Oct. 4. 

Webinar Information

To help you understand benefit options and costs we are hosting several webinars. Log in through the APS Employee Wellness Event Calendar for an APS 2023 Benefits overview session, webinars with our medical and non-medical insurance providers, and a specific "How to" session that will walk you through the online open enrollment experience through Winocular Workspace. These webinars will be live with opportunities for questions. They will also be recorded and placed on the APS Employee Wellness YouTube channel. 

Follow These Steps to Join a Webinar

  1. Click on the webinar titles in the embedded calendar above to get more information about the event and when it will take place.
  2. To join a webinar, click on the name of the webinar you would like to attend. Then click "More details". Use the details to join with Google Meet or by phone.
  3. To copy a webinar onto your work calendar, click on the name of the webinar you want to attend and then click "Copy to my calendar." Then, click "Save." Information on how to join the webinar will be included in the calendar event.

Webinar Topics

Connecting with and understanding the benefit options for you and your family is just one perk of these webinars. We’ll also be holding prize raffles for attendees after each session!

On-demand viewing for all presentations is available on the APS Employee Wellness YouTube Channel

Overview - What is staying the same, changing & new?

  • Date: Tuesday, Sept. 27 at 7:30 a.m.
  • Description: This is an overview of your benefit choices and costs with the opportunity for questions with APS Benefit Specialists. 
  • Slide Deck Presentation 

Which plan is right for you & your family? Insurance (Medical & Non-medical) Plan Specific Information Sessions

  • Dates:
    • Tuesday, Sept. 27
    • Wednesday, Sept. 28
    • Thursday, Sept. 29
      • 7:30 a.m.: Presbyterian Health Plan. View the slide deck.
      • 3:30 p.m.: Delta Dental
    • Friday, Sept. 30
      • 7:30 a.m.: Davis Vision
      • 3:30 p.m.: ASI-Flex Healthcare & Dependent Care Flexible Spending Accounts. View the slide deck.
  • Description: In these webinars, you have the opportunity to get more specifics about each plan including co-pays, cost scenarios, out pocket expenses, and more. Links to join are in the above Employee Wellness Event Calendar. 
  • Slide Deck Presentations: Available the week of Sept. 26.

How to engage the online enrollment process

  • Date:  Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 p.m.
  • Description: Join us as we walk you through the Winocular Workspace open enrollment process. This is an invaluable webinar to attend! 

APS Wellness Fair
Thursday, October 6, 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
at Berna Facio Training Complex

Please do not go to City Center. ALL events for The Wellness Fair, including vaccinations, blood donations, BCBS Care Van screens, and assistance with online enrollment will be at Berna Facio. 

About the Wellness Fair

We will be hosting the annual Employee Wellness Fair on Thursday, Oct. 6, 2022 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. We will provide assistance with online open enrollment and Benefits Specialists will be available to answer questions.

Preventive health services such as vaccinations, bio-metric screens, vision screens,  blood pressure screens, a blood donor drive, sessions on mental health first aid, basic CPR certifications, Positive Psychology 101, a mini-farmers market, community wellness organizations, and more will be available. This event is open to all APS employees regardless of full/part-time status. 

Scan and Win! Look for the QR codes as you visit vendor tables and be entered to win cool schwag.

Wellness Fair Events

BCBS Care Van

  • Dates: Thursday, Oct. 6 from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Location: Berna Facio Professional Development Complex, front parking lot.
  • Details: Offering bio-metric screens (blood pressure, blood sugar, cholesterol), vision screens, and COVID vaccinations. No appointment but on-site sign-up is available (filter around the fair, do online enrollment if there is a wait). 

Check this off the list for preventive screens this year! This is open to all employees (you do not have to be a BCBS member to attend).

Vaccine Clinic

Blood Donor Drive

  • Date: Thursday, Oct. 6 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
  • Location: Berna Facio Professional Development Complex, South end parking lot
  • Registration Details: Reserve your spot to donate blood.

Well-being Sessions & Basic CPR Certification

Schedule of Events:

  • 8 to 8:30 a.m., Rise & Shine Yoga: Courtyard
  • 9 to 10 a.m., Positive Psychology Academy: The Solutions Group, Rm 103 - This Academy will provide strategies on how to build upon the strengths that enable us to thrive, cultivate the best within ourselves, and lead a more meaningful life.
  • 10:30 a.m. to Noon, Mental Health in the Workplace: NAMI Rm 103 -  This is a Skills Training course to help employees learn how to identify, communicate and advocate for themselves and their co-workers who are struggling with depression, anxiety, or suicidal ideation. 
  • 12:00-1:00 pm - Use Hope, Efficacy, Resiliency & Optimism to Navigate Grief. Dr. Christy Albright, Rm 103 -  Each of us experiences grief every day.  They can be little grief, such as disappointments, or big grief, like the death of a relationship or a loved one.  Join us for a conversation about how hope, efficacy, resiliency, and optimism can help us journey with grief. 
  • 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., AHA Basic CPR Certification: Room 102- Special APS rate of $50 (normally $75) sign-up by scanning this CPR Certification QR code. Or, send an email to .
  • 1 to 2 p.m., Set a Goal for a More Secure Financial Future: Room 101 - Learn about the APS Voluntary Retirement Savings Plans.  Presented by representatives from the 403 (b) and 457 plans. This session doesn't include information on the NMERB.